CUR’s National Office Team is composed of talented professionals who are passionate about the work they do and their commitment to providing the highest standard of service for CUR’s members and community. After all, our community is our family here at CUR. We have taken a moment to interview each of our National Office Staff for you all to get to know them a little better.
Office Staff Spotlight: Todd Waggoner
Q: What is your full name, the name you wish to go by, and your organizational title at CUR?
A: Todd Matthew Waggoner | Todd | Communications Coordinator
Q: Many people have fancy titles that don’t necessarily describe what they do for the organization to its fullest extent. Can you elaborate on what you do for CUR?
A: I assist the Director of Brand Engagement, Elizabeth Moris, in communicating with our amazing community via social media, emails, our website, and more.
Q: What is one thing that most people wouldn't know about you?
A: While born in Ohio and having lived my entire life in the Midwest and South, my go-to happy place is mid-coast Maine.
Q: Where did you go to school?
A: I have a Masters of Art in Christain Education from Ashland Theological Seminary and have over a decade of experience in ministry experience before making the leap into the association field.
Q: Do you prefer tea or coffee and why?
A: Tea -- and thanks to 12 years of living in the South -- the sweeter the better.
Q: COVID-19 and being completely virtual has had a major impact on many in the US. Are there any positives you have found about being virtual; things that you have learned; new hobbies you have picked up; or something that you wouldn’t normally do if the world was pre-COVID?
A: My wife, daughter, and I moved during the pandemic and I got the opportunity to spend a school year being a “pre-school teacher” and dad to the most amazing three-year-old. We also bought our first house, so I’ve been knee-deep in learning all about yard care and gardening.
Make sure to check out how to get in touch with Austen and other staff on our National Office Staff page. If you would like to volunteer for a CUR Faculty, Student, or Mentor Spotlight interview, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.